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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,500 miles

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012010


  • 123,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that when refueling the vehicle, gasoline would spew back out from the filler neck. In addition, the contact would frequently smell an overpowering gasoline odor from the interior of the vehicle. The contact was able to locate a recall for the failure and when contacting the manufacturer, he was informed his VIN was not included in the recall (NHTSA campaign id number: 07V435000: Fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly: Filler pipe and cap). The vehicle was repaired at the contact's expense. The failure and current mileages were approximately 123,000.

- Abingdon , VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 302002

(reported on)

Pathfinder 4WD

  • miles
When fueling, gas tank over fills and spills gasoline onto side of vehicle and ground. This is serious potential fire hazard automatic fuel shut off not properly working. If fuel shut off works, gas gauge shows. Gas amount to be slightly above 3/4 full. When attempting to fully fuel tank to have gas gauge show "F" then gasoline will over flow. Only recourse now is to drive with 3/4 tank full in order to prevent fuel spills. Took it to dealer. Dealer indicated this is normal for frontiers and nothing is wrong.

- Reston, VA, USA

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